A router table without a fence is like a table saw without one. You can do some work, but not a whole lot. Just as the router table is shop-built, so too is the fence. We've got three fences here, each a little more sophisticated than the last. In addition to these three, there are a few others scattered throughout the book. Like the jointing fence in the chapter "Edge Joints," these tend to be designed for one specific operation and nothing more, so we present them in conjunction with the appropriate operation.

Although its clcar acrylic top doesn't cantilc\'cr over the hit, this guard shields the bit quite effectively. And with a shop vac pulling the chips anJ Just off the tabic top, it improves on the chip deflection capacity of other guard designs.

This one-hoard fence is obviously a keeper. It's notched so it can house the bit, it's chamfered so dust doesn't keep the w ork from accurately referencing the fence, and it has an adjustable guard.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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